3rd Annual Political Science Graduate Students’ Association Conference

3rd Annual Political Science Graduate Students’ Association Conference

Categories: Lectures and Seminars, Panel Discussions | Intended for

Thursday, April 22, 2021

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Zoom Call

Contact Information

Alexandra Wishart, (289) 990-0843, alexandra.wishart@carleton.ca



About this Event

Host Organization: Political Science Graduate Students’ Association
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The Political Science Graduate Students’ Association (PSGSA) at Carleton University, in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, invites you to the 3rd Annual PSGSA Conference: Continuity or Rupture: Politics in the 2020s.

Title: Continuity or Rupture: Politics in the 2020s

Date of Conference: April 22, 2021. Carleton E-Conference. E-Conference begins at 9am EST. Keynote presentation at 4:14pm. Full schedule available on website.

Marked by the continued rise of populism, the erosion of political institutions, and debates on the role of technology in our lives, the beginnings of our new decade have opened a space for reflection on the present state of the political. While the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have done much to dislodge shared notions of normalcy and assumptions about the role of government, they have also led us to revisit the power relations formative to our identities, relationships between the Global North and South, and our connection to the market. Yet, the pandemic is not the only front on which norms and institutions are being challenged, rejected, or reshaped. Recent waves of activism and protest across the globe have also challenged the status quo, demanding that the enduring presence of colonialism, racism, and other forms of oppression be meaningfully addressed by state and society alike.

Does this mean the end is near for long established narratives of stability and progress? Are we bound to sail through uncertainty, continuing as we have, or are we at point of rupture? And what does this mean for politics in the 2020s?

Join Carleton’s PSGSA for an entire day of academic panels featuring the research of graduate students from across the world, followed by a virtual keynote presentation from Dr. Kiera Ladner, Carleton alumna and expert on Indigenous governance in Canada!

Dr. Ladner is presently Canada Research Chair in Miyo we\'citowin, Indigenous Governance and Digital Sovereignties, and Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on Indigenous Politics and Governance; Digital Sovereignties and Archiving; gender; women and governance; and resurgence (in terms of both women and youth).